Monday Morning Motivation

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”

Peter Drucker When I started in business several decades ago, Mr. Drucker was my first professor. He was the mind behind the terms front office/back office, decentralization, knowledge worker and the employee as an asset. I read and studied most of what he wrote and taught. Peter Drucker was inducted (after his death) into the… Continue reading “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“I suppose it is tempting if the only tool you have is a hammer to treat everything as it if were a nail.”

Abraham Maslow We have this wonderful program at P&G that happens every 3 - 4 months. It is called Personal Development Day when essentially every meeting and other obligation gets set aside and everyone works on developing their skills. And by everyone, I mean everyone. The program started first in Purchases and quickly spread across… Continue reading “I suppose it is tempting if the only tool you have is a hammer to treat everything as it if were a nail.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“In my daughter’s eyes, I am a hero. I am strong and wise and I know no fear. ” 

"In my daughter's eyes, I am a hero. I am strong and wise and I know no fear. But the truth is plain to see; she was sent to rescue me. I see who I want to be, in my daughter's eyes." Martina McBride This week, my daughter turns 21. She is a beautiful accomplished… Continue reading “In my daughter’s eyes, I am a hero. I am strong and wise and I know no fear. ” 

Monday Morning Motivation

“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?”

Epictetus I love this quote! It spoke to me when I was trying to lose some weight and was reaching for the junk food in my pantry. Really... I am worth so much more - stay on this diet and I can go to my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati instead! (Nicolas, in case you are… Continue reading “How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?”